ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Myra Kooy
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Shows and Exhibits  
2013 – Trestle Gallery – “Stepping Out” One person show covering past ten years, Brooklyn NY
2013 - Instillation Long Island, NY
2013 - Exhibition at The Long Island Children’s Museum, NY
2012 – Boston Craft Show Trade Seaport Convention Center MA,   Nature’s Origins Paterson NJ art instillation, Lincoln Center art festival NYC, Berkshire’s Art show, MA
2011- Center City Galleries Paterson New Jersey a two person exhibition, “Out of the Woods.” And Paterson art Walk
2007-2011   Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition member and       exhibitor
2010-2011    “Windows on Main,” Beacon, NY
2010 - Book, ”The Celebration of Louise Hamilton’s 90th Birthday July,8 2010   
2009-2010 - Rockland Center for the Arts, group show Edward Harper House, group exhibition BWAC group show, summer and fall
2006 -2009 - Columbus Ave at Museum of Natural History NYC Lincoln Center for the Arts Festival NYC Nassau County Museum Long Island NY
2008 - Smithsonian Museum Art Crafts show, Washington D.C.
2004-2005 - Kwanzaa Marketplace NJPAC
2003 – 2005 - Pan African Film & Arts Festival of LA
2003 – 2004 - Essence Festival, New Orleans
2003 - Lewis Gallery Women’s History Month group exhibition,           Brooklyn NY  
Award and publication
2011 – Bergan NJ Record review article
2007 - Norman Pearle Memorial Award Best in Crafts NYC
2005 - NRG Magazine Brooklyn NY  
Education
Hunter College BA in Literature and Art Massage Therapy Aroma Therapy

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art is a direct reaction to my immediate environment, interwoven with my personal experiences and roots.  My muses are the combined juices of herstory, found objects and years of creating.  This constant exploration and merging of the physical world with human emotions is expressed through assemblage, sculpture, paintings and wearable art.  Through a direct connection with cycles found in the natural world, my art is driven and I am in its employ to create. 

MYRA KOOY

b. 1962
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 1996Hunter College of the City University of New York, BA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2015"really Affordable Art Show", BWAC
  • 2015Any One Can Fly Foundation, ACA Gallires, New York, NY
168 7th street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I can be reached by e-mail or text Myra2b@gmail.com or 917-755-4682